Two Babbar Khalsa terrorists arrested, weapons seized

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New Delhi, Mar 20 (UNI) In a follow-up to the December 31 arrest of four Babbar Khalsa militants, police today claimed to have arrested two others of the same group from Jalandhar in Punjab.

Deputy Commissioner (Special Cell) Alok Kumar said the arrests of Jaswant Singh alias Kala (31) and Surender Singh alias Fauji (22) were made yesterday near Sutlej Bridge in Jalandhar.

One .30 Star make pistol and one .22 Star make pistol with 11 live cartridges were recovered from them.

While Kala hails from Muktsar, Fauji is a native of Jalandhar in Punjab, he said.

The arrests were a follow-up to the December 31, 2007 arrest of Babbar Khalsa terrorists, he added.

Jaswant Singh is a close associate of Jagtar Singh Hawara, former BKI chief in India, arrested in Punjab for the assassination of then Chief Minister Beant Singh. Hawara, who had escaped from Burail jail in 2004, was arrested by Delhi police in June 2005 in connection with the twin blasts at Liberty and Satyam Cinema halls.

His interrogation and that of another accused in Beant Singh assassination case Paramjeet Singh Bheora had led to arrest of four terrorists--Baljeet Singh alias Bahu, Bikkar Singh alias Bant Singh, Kulwinder Singh.

The leads for the latest arrests came from them, the Deputy Commissioner said.

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